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Distilled - gin, vodka, whisky ...

A celebration of all things distilled - a festival dedicated to alcoholic spirits and local produce, takes place from 16-17 June 2018 at St Marys Church in Melton Mowbray.

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Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire will host the first-ever 'Distilled' event from 16-17 June 2018, dedicated to promoting local and regional producers of alcoholic spirits and other food and drink.

'Distilled' will take place at:

St Mary's Church
8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire  LE13 1AJ

Exhibitors will include Burleighs Gin, Two Birds Spirits and Old Vodka, and will be showcasing a range of alcoholic spirits including vodka, gin and whisky, as well as other local produce such as alcoholic chocolates and coffees.

Timed tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis and will be limited to no more than 499 tickets per time period. Tickets will only be sold at the door (£5 each) at those times where not all the advanced tickets (£4) have been sold.

Two Birds Spirits from Market Harborough will be running a series of gin distilling workshops where visitors will learn how gin is made and see the distillation process for themselves. The workshops will involve sampling and are bookable in advance on the event website at www.spiritsfest.co.uk. There will also be talks on gin and other spirits during the day and of course, tastings at the various exhibitor stands including other spirit-related products such spirit coffees and alcoholic chocolates.

Workshops (£15 - around 90 mins)
11.30 Gin distilling workshop (Saturday only)
13.30 Gin distilling workshop
16.00 Gin distilling workshop
18.00 Gin distilling workshop

 

Talks and Tastings (Free)
13.00 Spirits - An Introduction (with samples)
15.00 The Art of Gin
17.00 Spirits - A World Tour (with samples)

Visitors will be able to sit and relax with their favourite tipple in the magnificent surroundings of St Mary’s Church (on Burton Street, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AJ) that has recently undergone a major refurbishment. The event will run from 10am to 9pm on Saturday and again from 12.30pm to 8pm on Sunday.

Book the time period that you wish to arrive.  You can leave the festival at any time.

The event is strictly for adults 18 and over. If you appear to be below 25, you will be asked for photo ID.

Buy your tickets online here


Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership and organiser of 'Distilled' festival said: “After the popular Artisan Cheese Fair in May, we’re now bringing the first-ever celebration of all things distilled to the magnificent setting of St Marys Church, with its newly renovated interior.

There are some truly incredible local and regional producers of alcoholic spirits and the first-ever 'Distilled' will enable us to welcome visitors to sample, buy and generally celebrate the fantastic tastes available in Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands.”

 

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